Mechanical Technician

Tallahassee, FL
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 41294

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 05/11/2017


National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL)


This position will maintain, diagnose and repair sophisticated mechanical equipment. This includes working with plumbing systems, running copper and working with PVC and Iron pipes. Also works with pumps up to 900 HP, compressors, automated valves, cooling towers, heat exchangers, and filtration systems in accordance to OSHA standards. He/she will inspect and track equipment condition and performance while working in a tightly controlled safety environment. Maintains required logs and records and track material usage. Build to specification unique platforms for magnet systems using a variety of construction materials and methods. Tasks are completed with an understanding of complex process systems including magnet cooling and liquid helium production for safe isolation and deenergization. Relocate and set up delicate scientific equipment including x-rays, superconducting magnets, electron microscopes, furnaces, etc. Remodel laboratory and office spaces, Responsibilities include final layout, installation and finishing to a high standard of quality.


A Bachelor's degree or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to four years. Experience maintaining and repairing sophisticated mechanical equipment and familiarity with construction building codes. Experience with and ability to safely operate machinery, power and hand tools, equipment and materials used in area of work. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and establish effective working relationships. Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments. Ability to monitor the work safety of others.


Familiarity with construction building codes particularly related to plumbing systems.

Contact Info

For additional information, please contact Ms. Bettina Roberson, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, 1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310-2740,

Anticipated Salary Range

Anticipated starting salary is at or near $40,000.

Pay Plan

This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.

Soft Money Funded Position

This is a soft money funded position, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, go to, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034. IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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